Archive for September, 2009

Rare Ochid found near Blancaneaux Lodge

Posted 09-23-09 at 12:01 PM

Roni Martinez, who works on Natural History and Conservation at Blancaneaux Lodge recently identified what turned out to be a very rare orchid. Below is the note we received from him the following day:

“I was headed to the Belize Botanic Gardens (BBG) in order to get a bit more info on the blooming periods of

Belizean Orchids. As I was chatting with Brett, the records keeper at the BBG, I showed him photos of a couple of the orchids I had seen around our area.  He was surprised on the amount of orchids we are neighbors with.  I had previously sent him some photos of an orchid I saw blooming at Howler Hill and which I could not identify.  Brett in turn sent it to Brendan Sawyers from the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Ireland (NBG). Read More